Creative Scotland may have been short-sighted to cut funding to Scottish Youth Theatre, but something needs to be done about oversubscription to our arts funding streams. Graham Main suggests some radical solutions.
Following revelations of elitism in music education, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, says it’s time to put the arts back in the heart of primary and secondary schools.
Over 100,000 children a year will lose the chance to study the arts when the EBacc becomes compulsory in schools, and the least privileged will lose out most. Is this a conspiracy or a cock-up, asks Liz Hill.
Art can ask difficult questions and help people engage with complex topics. With conflict and political divisions spreading across the globe, it’s vital arts producers find new ways to bring people together, says Daniel Gorman.